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I LOVE THIS BOAT

  • 145 ft / 44.2 m
  • 10 GUESTS
  • 7 CREW
  • FROM $150,000
  • Operating in Bahamas, Caribbean, North America.

    • Length
      145ft (44.2m)
    • Beam
      24ft 11in (7.6m)
    • Draft
      7ft 7in (2.3m)
    • Year Built
      2002
    • Builder
      Christensen
    • Designer
      Christensen
    • Sleeping Guests
      10
    • Crew
      Captain Tod Likins
    • Refit
      2012
    • Cruising Speed
      10kts (18kph)
    • Stabilisers
      Stabilisers
    • Flag
      United States
    • Engines
      1180 HP, Twin, 2012, Inboard, Diesel, 8V4000 M60, MTU 104 hrs
    • VAT Registered
      No
    • US Duty Paid
      Yes
    • Well known for its tasteful art deco interior, the one-of-a-kind I LOVE THIS BOAT can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. With features including backlighted glass, decorative rope lighting and shimmering overheads, her interior decor is certainly one of the more unique amongst yachts currently available for charter.

      The Master Stateroom is located forward on the main deck, with a private entrance that opens to an office. With neutral creme tones, the stateroom features a king size bed, huge walk in-in closet with washer/dryer, and a large vanity for the Mrs. The master head has a walkthrough shower with a most- inviting waterfall feature.

      Four guest cabins are located midship on the lower deck, and while stepping down the elegant staircase with soft plush carpeting, guests will have no problem finding their way to their staterooms with the backlit lighting and exciting artwork. 

      Standing in the guest foyer, the two queen cabins are located aft on the port and starboard sides, and are very spacious allowing for guests to fully walk around the beds. The heads are also large with plenty of counter space, a shower and toilet.

      The two twin guest cabins are forward of the queen cabins, and feature twin beds large enough for adults to sleep in. These cabins are also spacious and have an ensuite with ample counter space, large shower and toilet. 

      I LOVE THIS BOAT is fully air conditioned through out.
    • Captain: Tod LikinsCaptain: Tod Likins

      After more than 25 years on board a broad variety of vessels, Captain Todd still has a passion for being on the water. He was raised in San Diego where he learned how to sail, racing with local yacht clubs in the bay. After the 1987 America’s cup he found himself crewing and racing on different sail yachts with one of the highlights being a race from Venezuela up the Baltic into St. Petersburg, Russia. He eventually found himself skippering motor yachts, most of which were busy charter yachts, his favorite! Todd is a true California boy at heart. In his free time you will find him on a stand up paddle board, sailing, mountain biking, or off-roading. Todd’s optimism and positive attitude is a sure win for crew and guests aboard. Captain Todd will make sure you’re stay on M/Y I Love This Boat will be an experience you’ll never forget.

      First mate: Cyle SteynFirst mate: Cyle Steyn

      Born in the midst of South-Africa, in a town called Nelspruit, Cyle was raised on a farm surrounded by beautiful wild life and adventure around every corner. Coming from a family where chasing sunsets was in their blood, his passions for travelling and living life to its fullest quickly formed. He left with a small back pack the day after graduation and set for the coastline where he fell in love with the salt life. His eagerness for adventure lead him to new hobbies such as surfing, diving, fishing and sailing. He decided to pursue a career where he could enjoy these hobbies and travel the world while doing them. He has experienced over 6 successful years in the yachting industry in which he has completed his 200 ton license, diving certificate and approved engineering course. He is a very happy person who loves to interact with people and learn from them. He strives every day to be better than he was the day before, and is excited to make your experience on board relaxing and fun.

      Chief Stewardess: Carly BenjaminChief Stewardess: Carly Benjamin

      Born and raised in Tampa, Florida with grandparents living down on the Florida Keys as well as the British Virgin Islands, Carly has grown up with a passion for the ocean and everything it has to offer. Coming down to South Florida for college while working in the Hospitality industry lead her to segway her career into yachting. Five years later, not only has yachting allowed Carly to pursue her career professionally, but it made her able to pursue her hobby of travelling around the world. Having done many seasons travelling extensively throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean, she is excited to return to some of the beautiful islands she once called home. On her downtime you will find Carly paddle boarding, hiking, and meeting new people. Some of her favourite places include Chang Mai Thailand, Kaui, Hawaii, and Virgin Gorda in the BVI’s. Carly hopes to one day be able to sail around the Pacific as well as circumnavigation. Carly is here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, please feel free to reach out to her for anything.

      Chef: Shaphan MarkelonChef: Shaphan Markelon

      Eleven years ago our chef, Shaphan Markelon, left a career in education to pursue his passion of cooking. Upon graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Shaphan went onto work for some of the country’s best chefs, including Norman Van Aken and Hugh Acheson. Six years ago, Shaphan left the restaurant world for the yachting industry to combine his love for travel and cooking. A consummate student of his craft, Shaphan recently spent time in Gascony, France studying and training with some of the best chefs, farmers, and butchers in whole animal butchery and traditional French cuisine. As a staunch supporter of local farmers and producers, Shaphan will be sure to delight and surprise you with a taste of whatever tropical locale I Love This Boat pulls into next!!

      Stewardess: Kristen HanleyStewardess: Kristen Hanley

      Kristen was born and raised in the cosy town of Princeton, New Jersey. While earning her BA in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University, she volunteered at wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa, where a fellow animal lover introduced her to yachting. Her biggest passions include travelling and hospitality, which made boating a welcome new stage in her life. Seeking adventure after graduation, she moved to Florida and started in the yachting industry. Her hobbies include reading, working out, and photography. Kristen has been on M/Y I Love This Boat since March of 2017, and hopes to make your stay on board as enjoyable as possible.

      Deck hand: Andrew DavisonDeck hand: Andrew Davison

      Andrew spent his childhood in the rainy town of Newcastle in Northern England. At the age of 12 he and his parents traded clouds for the sun on the west coast of South Florida. The new environment sparked his enthusiasm for water sports and boating, which are still his passions today. With a sister already in the yachting industry, his interests made his transition into being a deckhand second nature. His outgoing personality and experience on the water will give you memories you'll have for a lifetime.

      Engineer: Jose PenaEngineer: Jose Pena

      Jose joined M/Y I Love This Boat in November 2016. Born in Cali, Colombia, he relocated to the U.S. at a young age. Most of Jose’s hobbies are related to the water; he thoroughly enjoys fishing, swimming, snorkelling, diving, and – of course – yachting. He has been an Open Water diver since 1994 and enjoys sharing his experiences. Jose has been an engineer on yachts since 2009 and travelled throughout the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, St. Marten, Guadalupe, Panama, and other parts of the Caribbean. His main priorities are for the guests to have a great time and a peace of mind, so, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    • I don’t have any written feedback from him but I spent over an hour on the phone with him yesterday, him raving about the boat and the crew. All the guests just loved everything about their charter. They said the crew was amazing, the food was unbelievably good and the boat was super comfortable and provided ample spaces for the entire group.

      Their next destination will probably be Amalfi Coasts so ifILTB considers going to the Med, I am sure the client would choose her over anyother boat.

      Todd and his crew did an outstanding job. I will recommend the boat to all my clients.

      KATJA KUKOVIC
      Yacht CharterDirector

      Worldwide Boat


      Good Morning Vicky,

       Happy Thanks Giving to you and your family.

       I just wanted to share this really complimentary email to Captain Todd and his crew from my charter onboard the motor yacht “I LOVE THIS BOAT.

       "Hi Carole,

       It was a fantastic experience all around.  A really great captain and a really grea tcrew.   We all loved the experience and I cannot recommend

      that boat highlyenough!  .  We shall return for many more charters!!  Happythanksgiving to you and your family"

        

      Todd, thank you again andthank you Vicky for your professionalism in getting this charter booked soquickly, very appreciated.

       Kind Regards,

       CaroleL.M. Moran

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    • CD library, Cell phone, Defibrillator, DVD library, DVD player all cabins, DVD player saloon, Games console, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Local TV, Satellite phone, Satellite TV, TV all cabins, Wi-Fi, 12ft / 3.70m 260hp Sea Doo, 29ft / 9.10m 0hp Boston Whaler, 11ft / 3.40m 215hp Sea Doo, Assorted water toys, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Wave runners multiple (sitdown), BBQ, Beach umbrella, Bicycles multiple, Book library, Coffee machine, Deck shower, Exercise equipment, Fishing gear - heavy, Fishing gear - light, Ice maker, Jacuzzi on deck, Kosher, Special diets, Sun cushions, Sun loungers, Swim platform, Water maker
    • Not Insured, Crew certified, Diving by arrangement, Seabobs multiple, Snorkelling gear, 2 Compressors, 4 Tanks, 4 BCs, 4 Regulators

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